The University of Notre Dame disgraced itself today by not only inviting the President to speak, but in also granting him an honorary degree. To honor a man who is not only pro-abortion in contravention of Church teaching, but who also supports infanticide, is reprehensible. The President while a state Senator in Illinois voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have mandated medical care be given to a baby who had survived a botched abortion. This is quite simply child killing.
To make matters worse (if that's even possible) is the attitude of many so-called Church leaders and ordinary Catholics who subscribe to the absurd position that the President is more in line with Church teaching on social issues, save for abortion, than any president we've ever had. Pour me some Kool-Aid! This is chilling. Talk about the Devil in the Church.
One positive was the courage of the protesters, among them priests, lay people, and many students who didn't go inside the stadium for the graduation ceremony, but remained outside in the grotto. Among the protesters was former Ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes, a man who was arrested not once but twice this weekend. I am proud to say that I voted twice for Ambassador Keyes for president in 1996 and 2000 and would do so again in a heartbeat.
What is also stunning is how so many can be fooled by the President's rhetoric about common ground and about how we should all be working to reduce the number of abortions. He is bought and paid for by NARAL. They own him. For Notre Dame to allow itself to be used is astonishing. Stalin had a name for those who could be so easily duped, "useful idiots". Of these there are many on the Board at Notre Dame and unfortunately far too many in the Catholic Church. No doubt they will one day find that the ultimate price for selling one's soul is more than they bargained for.
UPDATE (from Paul): Some ND alumni aren't taking this sitting down. Good for them!